Survey Variable: Religious Involvement

As Verba, Schlozman, and Brady showed thirty years ago, albeit in the context of the United States, religious institutions can act as important drivers of political participation. They provide social networks and prompt people to develop and use civic skills, both of which can prove useful when participating in politics. As such, the Privilege andContinue reading “Survey Variable: Religious Involvement”

Survey Variable: Number of Children

In addition to asking about the number of children in their households, the survey also asked respondents how many children they have, whether at home or not. This question includes grown up children who have left home and, hence, has a notably different distribution, as we can see in Figure 1 (above, using weighted data).Continue reading “Survey Variable: Number of Children”

Survey Variable: Health Conditions

One of the most personal questions that the Privilege and Participation survey asked was about people’s health conditions. Respondents were shown a list of nineteen different physical and mental health conditions and asked to select those that they have. As we can see from Figure 1 (above, using weighted data), none of the health conditionsContinue reading “Survey Variable: Health Conditions”

Survey Variable: Disability Limitations

In addition to the health conditions that they have, people were asked whether they are limited in their day-to-day lives by a disability or chronic health condition. We can see their answers in Figure 1 (above, using weighted data) and more than seven in ten people say that they are not limited at all. AroundContinue reading “Survey Variable: Disability Limitations”

Survey Variable: Self-Perceived Accent

Given that it can be a prominent indicator of one’s background, the Privilege and Participation survey asked people about their accents. Specifically, it asked them whether they think that they have a regional accent and then, whether they answered yes or no, to write in how they would describe their accent. The written answers wereContinue reading “Survey Variable: Self-Perceived Accent”

Survey Variable: Region of Residence

The people who answered the Privilege and Participation survey are similar to the population at large in terms of the region in which they currently reside. As we can see in Figure 1 (above, using weighted data), they are spread relatively evenly across England’s nine regions, Wales, and Scotland (panel A). A plurality resides inContinue reading “Survey Variable: Region of Residence”

Survey Variable: Private School Attendance

In the UK, private school attendance is often taken as a shorthand for privilege, so the Privilege and Participation survey asked a short series of questions about the kinds of schools that people have attended. Figure 1 (above, using weighted data) show the answers to these questions, starting with the last type of school thatContinue reading “Survey Variable: Private School Attendance”

Survey Variable: Age Left Education

In addition to asking about their highest education level, the Privilege and Participation survey asked people what age they left education. Referring back to their education levels, a fifth of people have an undergraduate degree, a further one in fifteen have a postgraduate degree, and one in ten have technical and professional qualifications. These groupsContinue reading “Survey Variable: Age Left Education”

Survey Variable: Parental Education Level

Many more people indicate their mother’s education than their mother’s occupation, although still only seven in ten (70.0%). Further, in contrast with their answers regarding parental occupation, fewer people know about their father’s than their mother’s highest education level, and slightly less than seven in ten (68.3%) give an answer. Overall, this means that threeContinue reading “Survey Variable: Parental Education Level”

Survey Variable: Parental Occupational Class

As well as asking about demographics such as age, gender, ethnicity, and sexuality, the Privilege and Participation survey also asked about the occupational class of people’s parents. Specifically, and quite unusually, it asked them to think back to when they were fourteen and write in the jobs that their mother and father did at thatContinue reading “Survey Variable: Parental Occupational Class”